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  • Chinese community is the largest minority ethnic group of Ireland

    Published on : Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The Chinese community in Ireland, especially Northern Ireland, is the province’s largest minority ethnic group.   If the last century belonged to the US, the current one will most definitely be China’s. The Republic of Ireland has more than 8bn …

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  • Airbnb hosts rake in €3,500 thanks to rentals

    Published on : Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    The community of Airbnb generated an estimated €506 million for residents and businesses based in Ireland in the year till November 2017. As per the Irish insights report of the firm Ireland had enjoyed an inbound tourist growth of nearly …

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  • Guinness Storehouse maintains top spot in Ireland

    Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    The Guinness Storehouse has managed to maintain the top spot in Ireland as  number one international visitor attraction by surpassing all previous records.     In 2017 around 1,711,281 guests passing through its doors and since its opening to the …

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  • Ryanair meet with FORSA as German pilots threatens for strike

    Published on : Thursday, January 4, 2018

    Ryanair executives and trade union Forsa will meet again in the month of January as the executives thrash out a historical negotiating framework that will later lead to talk on the pilot pay and the working conditions.     The …

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  • Ireland’s record breaking tourism destination is Guinness Storehouse

    Published on : Monday, January 1, 2018

    The Guinness Storehouse recorded another record-breaking year, remaining the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland.     A total of 1,711,281 visitors passed through its doors over the course of 2017, up from 1.5 million the year previous.     …

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  • Waterford Greenway attracted 250,000 tourists since its launch in this March

    Published on : Friday, December 22, 2017

    The 46 kilometers long walk way where you can walk or you can go by cycle, Waterford Greenway has attracted more than 250,000 people since its launch in this March.     The figures come from a new survey that …

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  • Dublin Airport faces e-gates problem in Christmas season

    Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    The newly installed passport-reading machines at Dublin Airport face major technical problems that are raising concerns about the potential congestion at the airport over the Christmas holidays.       These passport- reading machines were installed on November 30th 2017, …

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  • Ireland launches interstellar tourism campaign

    Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

    The world’s first interstellar tourism campaign has been launched promoting a destination that is truly out of this world.   Perched above the earth in space, a billboard saying “Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way” features Skellig Michael, an island off Ireland’s …

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  • Northern Ireland is on track in Spain!

    Published on : Friday, November 17, 2017

    Millions of Spaniards are seeing eye-catching ads for Belfast in metro stations in Madrid and Barcelona right now. Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion, in partnership with Atrapalo, a major online travel agent in Spain, is under way.   The campaign aims …

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  • Inbound visitor spending all set for powerful growth

    Published on : Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Ireland is anticipated to profit from another powerful increase in spending levels in terms of inbound tourists this year.   According to a recent survey of European cities, by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), has positioned Dublin seventh …

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  • Influential UK inbound tour operators visit Ireland

    Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Twenty-three (23) top UK inbound tour operators have been on a fact-finding visit of Ireland recently, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. They were also here to attend a B2B workshop with Irish tourism enterprises in Sligo.   The visiting …

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  • Irish tourism trade target Canadian market worth €133m

    Published on : Monday, October 23, 2017

    A group of over 20 top group and retail Canadian tour operators arrived in Ireland to meet and do business with over 70 key Irish tourism businesses from across the country, at a workshop in The Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan. …

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  • Ireland voted best destination at Travel Awards Show

    Published on : Monday, October 16, 2017

    Ireland has been victorious for the second year at a stretch at 2017’s Group Leisure & Travel Awards in Britain, after being chosen Best International Destination by thousands of readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.   Beating off competition …

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  • Irish corporate tourism sector ready to touch €1.1 billion in next decade

    Published on : Saturday, October 14, 2017

    On Thursday it has been announced that more than 100 buyers from the US, Canada, UK and the European markets comprising business tourism experts and international event organizers will attend a conglomeration on the RDS between 17th and 18th October …

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  • Specialist tour operator Audley Travel continues agreement with Travelport

    Published on : Monday, September 18, 2017

    Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, and specialist tour operator, Audley Travel announced a multiyear renewal agreement. Founded in 1996, Audley Travel is a leading provider of tailor-made experiential travel to over 80 destinations worldwide from its offices in Witney …

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  • Anti-tourist riots in Europe force Ryanair to look for alternate routes

    Published on : Friday, September 15, 2017

    The budget airline Ryanair might need to look for different routes and look for alternative holiday destinations after Europe was hit by mass anti-tourist riots by left-wing groups.   This summer, Spain saw a violent outbreak as disgruntled residents resorted …

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  • Ireland welcomes two fresh direct flights to Montreal and Toronto

    Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017

    Air Canada has declared that it would be introducing new direct services to Toronto from Shannon Airport as well as from Dublin Airport to Montreal, starting next year onwards.   These routes would actually be a portion of a major …

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  • Irish Travel Agents Association caution Irish citizens heading to Barcelona

    Published on : Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Irish citizens heading to Barcelona have been requested to be cautious and adhere to the advice of the local authorities after two terror attacks on Thursday and Friday.   On Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, two vehicle attacks took place …

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  • Ireland sees 20% increase in North American visitors

    Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

    In the first half of 2017, Ireland saw a 4.2% increase in the number of overseas visitors. There was an increase of over 20% in visitor numbers from the North American market which Tourism Ireland Chief Executive Niall Gibbons described …

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  • Brexit couldn’t affect Ireland’s visitor number

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

    In spite of Brexit, Ireland kept on receiving increasing number of tourists every year.   The first half of 2017 witnessed more than 182,000 people pouring in Ireland with 22% more Americans.   According to CSO figures, this year, the …

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